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Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach - tourists and fishermen
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Kovalam Beach - tourists and fishermen

Kovalam is a beach on the Arabian Sea around 13 kilometers outside Trivandrum, near the southern tip of India. There are a few beach resort in and around Kovalam. The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 kilometers away.

It was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists (mostly European) even though the glory days are very much over. Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a slew of Ayurvedic treatments for the tourists.

The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of Ilmenite and Thorazite. There are two main beaches at Kovalam, separated by a high cliff.

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (VOTV). Regular buses ply to Kovalam from the City Bus Stand at East Fort.

The tourist season is from November to March.Template:Kerala Geo Stub

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